saturday february 22

today i was at a party when the subject of my book club came up and i was asked by a couple friends what sort of books the club has read. struggling to think of many recognizable titles, i started to say, "i think it's been..." but before i could identify a specific genre or pattern, i was interrupted by a girl passing by, who derisively echoed me and said, "i think it's been white-man books." while this sort of interjection could be delivered as a light-hearted joke, in this case, it was far more accusatory and combative, like an angry internet commenter denouncing the patriarchy. she didn't stick around to follow up, and i finished my sentence as if she hadn't said anything, but i still felt like it was an unfair indictment. after all, we totally read their eyes were watching god.

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